Monday, April 12, 2010

Images of sunny California to brighten our spirits...

As it's been a bit gloomy in L.A. the past few days, especially as we enter April showers season, I thought I'd dig out some photos of sunny California to brighten our spirits until the glorious sunshine returns.

To kick things off here are some beautiful flowers in bloom in the sunshine at Palisades Park in Santa Monica...Santa Monica park flowers
Sprawling L.A. under clear blue skies in summer from the Hollywood Bowl Overlook...
Los Angeles basin view in Summer
Sun-drenched homes on the cliffs over Zuma Beach in Malibu...
Zuma Beach houses Malibu
The colourful and crazy Hymn of Life 'Tulips' sculpture by Yayoi Kusuma inBeverly Gardens Park in Beverly Hills...
Hymn of Life Tulips Yayoi Kusuma
Sun-bleached trees along the shore at Sycamore Cove in Ventura County...
Sycamore Cove sunbleached tree
The gleaming Walt Disney Concert Hall in Downtown L.A...
Walt Disney Concert Hall Los Angeles
Runyon Canyon hiking trail under clear blue skies in April...
Runyon Canyon trail in April
The unique and colourful Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood...
Pacific Design Center West Hollywood
Minnie Mouse sculpture basking in the sun in front of Sleeping Beauty's Castle in Disneyland in Anaheim...
Minnie Mouse sculpture Disneyland California
The sunny shores of Carmel-by-Sea Beach...
Carmel Beach
Kermit the Frog muppet statue beautifully framed by Californian blue sky atop the Jim Henson Company Headquarters along La Brea Avenue in Hollywood...
Kermit the frog muppet statue
Beautiful flowers in the Central Garden at The Getty Center...
Getty Central Garden flowers
Cooper takes the plunge in a swimming pool in Santa Clarita to cool off...
Labrador Cooper bellyflops into the pool
The grand Neptune Pool at Hearst Castle in the San Simeon Hills...
Neptune Pool Heart Castle
Elisabeth Frink's 'Running Man' bronze sculpture at The Getty Center under beautiful blue skies...
Elisabeth Frink Running Man sculpture
The beautiful Cambria coastline...
Cambria coastline
Roxy Paine's gleaming 'Erratic' sculpture catches the sunlight in Beverly Gardens Park...
Erratic sculpture Roxy Paine Beverly Hills
The wonderfully captivating wooden Gestation III sculpture in Palisades Park in Santa Monica...
Gestation III wood sculpture Baile Oakes 1991 Santa Monica
Majestic pelican soaring over Sycamore Cove...
Pelican in flight at Sycamore Cove
Seven month old Cooper on the beach at Sycamore Cove...
7 month old yellow beach Labrador
An angel enjoying the sun in the garden of the Angels Attic Museum in Santa Monica...
Angels Attic Museum garden angel
'The Flight of Europa' statue bathing in the sunlight on the corner of Sunset & Vine in Hollywood...
Flight of Europa statue Sunset & Vine Hollywood
Cooper sunning himself in the back seat of the car on a drive down to Santa Monica...
Pup Cooper sunning himself in the car
I hope that selection of beautiful sunny images has lifted your spirits.

Well, what do you know, after this mornings rain the sky seems to be clearing and the sun breaking through. Maybe we will be able to take a trip to Pasadena's Botanical Gardens after all...

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